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Apple Brompton Road celebrates creativity with vibrant design and events featuring local artists

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Apple Brompton Road, Apple’s newest store in London, opens Thursday, July 28, in the city’s bustling Knightsbridge neighbourhood.

Kylie Cosmetics turns Covent Garden pink with an interactive ‘Kylie Jenner Glam Park’ celebrating its latest cosmetic and skincare launches

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Kylie Cosmetics and Coty has partnered with London’s iconic Covent Garden to engage fans with its ‘Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner Glam Park’ – a fully immersive and unique beauty experience to celebrate the latest cosmetic and skincare launches and summer glam looks.

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IKKS Paris celebrates second store opening on Kings Road

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Today, French fashion and lifestyle brand IKKS Paris opens its second store at 109 Kings Road which carries the menswear, womenswear and junior lines. This follows the opening of their first store in Carnaby earlier this year.

Masquespacio designs “metaverse world” for Mango Teen store

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Spanish design agency Masquespacio has created the interior of the first Mango Teen shop in Barcelona, which was informed by the metaverse and aims to provide an interactive and dream-like shopping experience.

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

Selfridges launches new destinations to supercharge sex and sleep wellbeing

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This summer, Selfridges launches new destinations to help customers optimise wellbeing, including a dedicated Corner Shop that focuses on improving and enhancing sex and sleep. .

RivingtonHark appoint Lunson Mitchenall on Victoria Leeds

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Lunson Mitchenall, the UK’s leading specialist retail and leisure agent, has been appointed by RivingtonHark as leasing agents on Victoria Leeds.

Despicable Discs Minion pop-up is coming to Carnaby

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Shaftesbury has announced the opening of Minions: The Rise of Gru Record store at 19/21 Foubert’s Place. The vinyl pop-up brings a 70’s explosion back to Carnaby to celebrate the release of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru.

The Creative Retail Awards and Save The High Street partner to promote the importance of store design and display in independent retail

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The Creative Retail Awards and Save The High Street have formed a partnership to promote the importance of design and display in independent retail, with Save The High Street becoming sponsor of the Best Independent Store category at the 2022 Creative Retail Awards.

The new flagship of Moët & Chandon: Europe´s most glamorous Champagne Bar at Harrods London

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Champagne maker Moët & Chandon opened its first permanent space in Europe within the Harrods beauty halls in London on 7th July 2022.

Shaftesbury launches ‘Soho Incubator’ pop-up shop competition to find new retail talent

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Shaftesbury has today launched a new ‘Soho Incubator’ initiative giving budding UK brands with sustainability credentials across fashion, beauty, lifestyle and homeware the chance to win a free three-month pop-up shop this autumn/winter.

what’s next for retail?

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The past 2 years have resulted in some major changes to the retail industry, such as a significant increase in online shopping, the rise of localisation and other changes in consumer behaviours. The question we need to be asking is what is next for the retail sector?

Icon outlet at the O2 signs Murmur for debut London site

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Icon Outlet at The O2, developed by AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, has announced the signing of luxury homeware brand Murmur, marking the brand’s first ever London outlet store.

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Prochaine selects King’s Road for its debut store

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Sloane Stanley has announced the arrival and debut bricks and mortar store for Prochaine, on the King’s Road this summer. The sustainability-conscious womenswear multi-brand pop-up store features a selection of environmentally responsible labels in one curated space.

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Superdry selects Icon Outlet at the O2

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Icon Outlet at The O2, developed by AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, has announced the signing of the premium apparel brand, Superdry, adding to the destination’s line up of over 60 premium retail brands.

First Steps To Start A Career In Retail Design Without Experience

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Retail design is a creative and commercial field combining several areas of expertise in the design and construction of retail space. This profession incorporates interior design and architecture with other fields, such as graphics design, industrial design, advertising, and ergonomics. .

The King’s Road welcomes Seraphina for long standing seasonal pop-up residencey

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Sloane Stanley has announced the return of luxury retailer, Seraphina, to 340 King’s Road, marking the twelfth year running the brand has selected this space to show its collection of timeless, Indian-inspired apparel and homeware. .

Inditex’s third flagship store opens at Liverpool ONE

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Grosvenor has announced the opening of leading international Inditex clothing brand, Bershka, at Liverpool ONE, marking its regional debut. Spanning 8,000 sq ft on South John Street, the space houses the brand’s three main lines; Bershka, BSK and Man, as well as a number of exclusive ranges.

Creative Retail Awards Shortlist reveals the best in global design and display for 2022

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On the 21st of July the industry congregated at Sook Oxford Street , London, to learn the Shortlisted entries for the upcoming 2022 Creative Retail Awards.

Bang & Olufsen re-opens Ealing showroom following refurbishment

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Today, 96-year-old Danish audio brand Bang & Olufsen has announced the re-opening of its store in Ealing on Bond Street – a bustling high street destination.

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White paper: Joy of Shopping

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Following the oppression of isolation brought on by the pandemic, shopping-for-leisure in physical stores begins to replenish our essential need for real-time experiences and face-to-face interaction.

Aldi opens first checkout-free supermarket

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Aldi has opened its first checkout-free store, where shoppers will be able to pick up products and leave without queuing to pay.

Are Contactless Payments The “New Normal” For The Retail Industry?

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At the beginning of the pandemic, massive shifts and changes were needed for a multitude of industries and the way they operate. One of the industries that saw extensive change was the retail industry, especially when it came to finding solutions for safe and reliable methods of payment. .

2022 Digital Gaming Trends: The Cloud & VR on the Rise

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Each year, major publications that focus on the intersection of technology and entertainment forecast the future of digital gaming.

Europe’s biggest purpose-built giant swing, standing at 46-metres tall, will open at Bluewater this month

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Landsec has announced the opening of two ‘UK first’ attractions at Bluewater, Kent as the destination expands its partnership with Hangloose Adventures. Europe’s biggest purpose-built giant swing, standing at 46-metres tall, will open at Bluewater this month.

How restructuring your business can help it to recover

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Helping your business to overcome a rocky patch may seem like a daunting prospect, but it is possible, and there are a lot of ways to start turning things around.

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The importance of investing in the community 

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It is now widely accepted that the role of retail destinations has evolved considerably. Changes that had taken hold in the last decade have been accelerated by the pandemic and by the ensuing change in consumer habits.

How the pandemic was a catalyst for ‘New Retail’ design

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A creative shift in retail design isn’t a new, post-Covid development. Serious changes were happening before the pandemic, which kicked the creativity and the need to stay relevant, up a gear.

Public web data is the key to a free and open market

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Let’s say you want to buy a pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s — undoubtedly the most recognizable Jordans of all time. What do you do first? . Chances are you answered: type “Jordan 1” in search. Correct? . By Itamar Abramovich, Director of Data Products, Bright Data .

Reality bites: how composable architecture is a make-or-break strategy for retailers looking to thrive

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Global e-commerce jumped to $26.7 trillion in the first year of the pandemic, a dramatic leap forward from a trend that had already hobbled many high street retailers.

Lids opens quartet of UK stores as part of international expansion

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US-based sports retailer Lids has opened its first four European stores – adding 234 sqm to its UK footprint. The launch forms part of a wider plan to increase the brand’s international presence, representing the first of many physical stores planned across the continent.

Primark and Greggs to launch “Tasty by Greggs” cafe and London boutique

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High street bakery chain Greggs is to launch “Tasty by Greggs” cafe in Primark Birmingham opening on February 12. Both brands revealed the new partnership which is to include a fashion collection in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Primark.

JD Sports opens new flagship store in Gateshead’s Metrocentre

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This Saturday saw JD Sports , Fashion plc, retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, open the doors to its newest flagship store at Metrocentre Gateshead. The 18,000 sq.

NICCE to open first physical store on Carnaby Street

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Shaftesbury announces the opening of NICCE’S flagship store on Carnaby Street. The 1,400 sq ft store spans two floors and opens in Spring. It will be located on the corner of Carnaby Street and Beak Street at 57 Carnaby Street.

Kate Spade New York celebrates the opening of a new store at the Boulevard, Northern Ireland

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Global lifestyle brand, kate spade new york, is to open its first Northern Irish store in April 2022, at designer outlet, The Boulevard. .

Woking’s Victoria Place welcomes Moss Bros

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Moss Bros has launched a new concept store at Victoria Place, the recently launched £700 million regeneration scheme in Woking town centre co-owned by Woking Borough Council and Moyallen Group. Occupying a 2742 sq ft space, the brand has opened on Victoria Place’s Henry Plaza. .

Alexander McQueen opens newest boutique in Amsterdam’s golden mile

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P.C.Hooftstraat, Amsterdam‘s golden mile of luxury shopping, sees a welcome new addition with the opening of Alexander McQueen‘s newest boutique.

Ikea opens doors on first UK high street small-format site

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Ikea opens its first city centre store in the UK today with the company’s boss saying he hopes it will mean shoppers come to the retailer more often.

Duo of city debuts open at Liverpool ONE, including luxury retailer Kick Game

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Grosvenor has announced two city debut openings at Liverpool ONE, including luxury footwear retailer Kick Game, in a 3,500 sq ft space on South John Street and Boparan Restaurant Group’s Slim Chickens 5,000 sq ft flagship restaurant on The Terrace. .

FLANNELS open new luxury destination in Liverpool

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The latest FLANNELS opening has found a home in a building with historic fashion heritage. Over seven ?oors oors and 120,000 square feet, the behemoth space formerly owned by revolutionary draper Owen Owen hosts an expansive fashion offering.

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Aesop opens its newest UK store in Cambridge

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Created with longstanding collaborators James Russell and Hannah Plumb, Aesop Cambridge is an artefact of the surrounding water and land.

Harrods unveils ‘Emerging Designers: China’ pop-up

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Following Harrods successful return to Shanghai Fashion Week with ‘The Harrods Hive’, a concept that focused on building stronger connections across the luxury industry in China, Harrods is proud to announce the unveiling of an inaugural pop-up focused on young Chinese design.

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Renewed retail offering for Liverpool ONE as Kick Game signs and Kenji upsizes

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Grosvenor today announces new retail activity at Liverpool ONE, where luxury footwear brand Kick Game has signed for a 3,500 sq ft unit on South John Street. Kick Game will join Kenji, the Japanese-inspired homeware and stationary retailer, which is upsizing its store by 40%.